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Conception 2: Children of the Seven Stars will launch April 15 in North America. Atlus recently gave players a glimpse at the seven eligible heroines in the 3DS and Vita game, and offered a teaser trailer for baby-making RPG today. Conception 2 has players assuming the role of a young Disciple wit...

January 22nd 2014 at 11:30pm 0 Comments
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Atelier Ayesha Plus is on its way to Vita, due out on March 27 in Japan for 5,800 yen. Plus will include the downloadable content from the PS3 version of Atelier Ayesha: The Alchemist of Dusk, plus a hard mode and balance tweaks, Gematsu reports. A limited edition will come with a mini crystal pape...

December 26th 2013 at 7:00pm 0 Comments
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Child of Light has its roots in Japanese role-playing games, which creative director Patrick Plourde hopes to honor in his whimsical dream come true. Coming to Xbox 360, Wii U, PS3, PC, Xbox One and PS4, Child of Light focuses on a young princess named Aurora who is whisked away to the kingdom of...

September 10th 2013 at 3:30am 0 Comments
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As expected, Far Cry 3 Creative Director Patrick Plourde revealed a few details on his JRPG project Child of Light at GDC Europe. Described as a mix between Limbo and Final Fantasy 6, the game will feature both turn-based combat and side-scrolling gameplay. The Ubi Art Framework will be the foundat...

August 19th 2013 at 12:00pm 0 Comments
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As part of an ongoing Kickstarter campaign for its retro-styled JRPG Soul Saga, indie developer Disastercake has added an $80,000 stretch goal that will fund the creation of a Wii U port. Soul Saga cites inspiration from the PSone-era Final Fantasy and Suikoden games, and promises to deliver a si...

June 26th 2013 at 10:00pm 0 Comments
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In his weekly column, writer Bob Mackey will alternate between two of his passions: the Japanese RPG genre and classic games. As a lifelong follower of Square Enix – through both good times and bad – Parasite Eve stands as the first of its US-released games that left me feeling pangs o...

June 3rd 2013 at 6:30pm 0 Comments
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Class of Heroes 2, MonkeyPaw's PSP game from 2009, is finally coming to North America on June 4. PSN users can snag the fully localized JRPG dungeon crawler – which is playable on both PSP and PS Vita – for $25 from the PSN store. The effort to localize Class of Heroes 2 began in 2012...

May 24th 2013 at 4:00am 0 Comments
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This is a weekly column from freelancer Rowan Kaiser, which primarily focuses on "Western" role-playing games: their stories, their histories, their mechanics, their insanity, and their inanity. This week, however, Rowan focuses on a forgotten JRPG: Grandia. One of the core issues facing most role...

April 12th 2013 at 7:15pm 0 Comments
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This is a column by Kat Bailey dedicated to the analysis of the once beloved Japanese RPG sub-genre. Tune in every Wednesday for thoughts on white-haired villains, giant robots, Infinity+1 swords, and everything else the wonderful world of JRPGs has to offer. As we look ahead to the next generation...

February 22nd 2013 at 5:45pm 0 Comments
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This is a column by Kat Bailey dedicated to the analysis of the once beloved Japanese RPG sub-genre. Tune in every Wednesday for thoughts on white-haired villains, giant robots, Infinity+1 swords, and everything else the wonderful world of JRPGs has to offer. In 2001, Nintendo of America had a deci...

February 1st 2013 at 7:00pm 0 Comments